About Cultivate London

Cultivate London is an independent social enterprise and charity. We are working to improve employment, education, health and wellbeing outcomes of communities in London by improving the natural environment, setting a standard for engaging communities in their green spaces and providing greater access and understanding of community and environmental needs.

Our unique approach is the bespoke and tailored horticultural services, support and opportunities provided by our registered horticulturists and educational professionals.

  • Professional & Social Enterprise
  • Combining qualified & experienced horticulturalists at competitive rates
  • Whilst giving employment opportunities to local people
  • Balancing development & environment
  • Retaining and creating as much green space as possible in London
  • Using sustainable, organic & biodiverse principles & methods, creating wildlife enhancing planting schemes
  • Community Engagement & Enhancement
  • Consistently involving a cross section of the community from as early as possible
  • Working to enhance communication between commercial organisations & communities

We work with businesses, organisations, local government and communities to:

  • create & maintain enjoyable & sustainable urban green space
  • give local people the opportunity to learn, train & work
  • generate engagement in urban green space & food growing

Access & utilisation of green space

  • We create new & enhanced green spaces to be enjoyed by local residents in London
  • We educate in the power of horticulture and green spaces
  • We provide horticulture- based volunteer opportunities for all
  • We’re enhancing social cohesion by developing a shared appreciation for green spaces

Community engagement & ownership

  • We offer bespoke employment opportunities, including Apprenticeships, for local people
  • We provide learning opportunities for disadvantaged individuals, community groups & schools
  • We identify local interests & needs, incorporating community views into outputs
  • We make horticultural education accessible & affordable to the community

Commercial & environmental relationships

  • We’re conserving biodiversity in London to help reduce the impact of climate change
  • We’re balancing housing development impact with retained biodiversity & green space
  • We work with councils, developers & companies to engage & support local individuals & communities
  • We collaborate with other organisations to deliver social & environmental outcomes

Founded in 2010. Cultivate London has worked on over 80 sites across London in partnership with local councils, several major housing developers & other commercial organisations, as well as world renowned horticultural establishments.

  • Our operational HQ is in Acton, West London
  • Our flagship community garden in is Isleworth, West London
  • We currently manage around 10 community sites across Ealing, Hounslow and Wandsworth
  • We have multiple commercial works currently in progress across 5 boroughs in West and South London
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